Quark Expeditions is referred to as “The Leader in Polar Adventures” because the company has been pioneering small-ship, explorer voyages to the Arctic and Antarctica for nearly three decades. Choose from one of seven purpose-built, ice class vessels to sail on with an unparalleled team of expedition specialists, naturalists and guides. Each itinerary introduces you to unforgettable encounters with wildlife — imagine coming face to face with half a million penguins, witnessing elephant seals bathe in the sun or gasping in delight as pods of orcas pass by. Choose from one of Quark’s incredible adventure options to heighten your experience, such as kayaking, camping, hiking, snowshoeing and photography courses, or simply relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery from the observation lounge.
This year, Quark Expeditions introduces a beautiful new vessel: World Explorer. A state-of-the-art expedition vessel powered by Rolls-Royce electric-hybrid engines, she’ll carry 178 guests and features all-suite, all-balcony accommodations. One of the unique configurations that we recommend is the Infinity Suite, which will feature a floor-to-ceiling window.
World Explorer also delivers plenty of public areas to unwind in after a day outdoors, including the glass-domed Observation Lounge for quiet contemplation and full skyline views, the Explorer Lounge for a drink and a chat, and the library for more intimate relaxing and reading. Presentations and discussions are facilitated in a dedicated lecture theater. Health and wellness facilities feature an outdoor running track, a small gym and a sauna, plus a spa with changing rooms, showers and lockers. For active adventurers, add-ons include kayaking, camping and stand-up paddle boarding.
20-Day Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings
- Includes One-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel in Ushuaia and Transfer to Ship (transfer from airport to hotel not included)
- Includes Post-Cruise Transfer from Ship to Airport in Ushuaia
10-Day Intro to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard
Roundtrip Longyearbyen (cruise portion) World Explorer
- Includes Charter flights between Longyearbyen and Oslo
- Includes One-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel in Oslo
14-Day Under the Northern Lights: Exploring Iceland & East Greenland
- Includes One-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel in Reykjavik